Safety tips for solo female travellers

Being a solo female traveller you will always get questions around safety and how safe is it to travel, especially in some parts of the whole more than others.

However just because you are a female does mean you can’t travel and it especially means that you can’t solo travel just because of your gender.

Most things are common sense and rules you would follow in your home country so just because you are aboard it doesn’t mean you won’t follow the same safety rules.

For general safety advice and more top tip for safety when travelling check out this post.

I have 5 top tips that I follow when I am travelling to help make sure that I stay as safe as possible.

Arrive during daylight

This one is a favourite tip of mine for a few reasons, the first being is that arriving in the daylight you can fully assess your surroundings just making it safer.

It means that you save money travelling to a location on an overnight bus which is cheaper than a hostel room for the night. In the day it is easier to follow where taxis are taking you as well as providers, helping you get a better deal.

You will also be more awake and aware, when in a new location too which is just safer.

Don’t tell people where you are staying

Okay tell the taxi driver where they need to take you, but don’t tell other people on the street you wouldn’t do it when you are back home so don’t tell people when you are aboard either.

Don’t walk around at night on your own

When at home you wouldn’t walk down a dark street alone or through a random park, so don’t do it when travelling, if you go on a night out make sure that there are people from your dorm room or hostel to walk back with.

Safety really can come in numbers.

Don’t flash valuables about

This is more a general safety rule, but it is seen as easier to pickpocket/rob women. Just watch where you are keeping valuables and when you are getting them out.

Be sensible on a night out

Again more of a general rule for everyone but women, unfortunately, are more likely to be targeted on a night out.

You can have something put in your drink or just have someone approach you (even though you don’t want it and will probably have to tell them a few times to go away before they get the idea).

Be aware watch your drink, go out with friends and don’t drink too much so that you are unable to look after yourself because no one else will.


Hope these tips for travelling as a solo female have helped

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Meanwhile, enjoy Navigating the Globe

Faye

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